Happy Tasty Tuesday! Today’s recipe comes from Wanda E. Brunstetter’s new cookbook, Amish Friends Healthy Options Cookbook. I wasn’t too sure about the title of this dish, but I read through the ingredients and decided to give it a try. I tweaked a few things to our likes which I’ll list after I share the recipe. It’s always fun to try something new, but you never know what the outcome will be. Will we enjoy lunch or have to go to Plan B?
Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give this a try. I don’t have this cookbook yet, but being a member of Wanda’s Clippity Clop Club has its benefits, and one is that we got a few recipes ahead of time to try out.
Rice Pizza, Josephine Schmidt, Carlisle Kentucky, “Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Healthy Options Cookbook”
1 1/2 pounds sausage
3 cups cooked rice
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 quart pizza sauce
Fry sausage with onion. In bowl, mix rice, cream cheese, and sour cream. Put rice mixture in greased 9×13-inch pan. Top with sausage and pizza sauce. Layer on mushrooms and pepperoni. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Top with mozzarella and bake until cheese melts.
I have to say that we both enjoyed this dish. I used ground turkey instead of the sausage and ham instead of the pepperoni. We don’t like pepperoni that much, and since I had the ham on hand, I figured I’d use that. I also used brown rice, since that was what I had as well. It was really good, and hubby had two helpings and has enjoyed it as leftovers too for lunch.
It’s a very filling pizza, and you really don’t need anything as a side like when you eat regular pizza. And the dish is pretty healthy too just like the cookbook title reads. It is egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and sugar-free if fixed as stated above.
I’m looking forward to getting a copy of this cookbook to try out more recipes.
Hope you have a great week and enjoy spring weather.